Industry News

Hot water and healthy living

October 20, 2010

One of the highlights of the recent SPLASH! New Zealand trade show was Tom Lachocki’s animated and heartfelt breakfast talk. Part of the focus of his talk was the Hot Water & Healthy Living booklet published by the National Swimming Pool Foundation.

The booklet explains how the simple act of immersion in hot water helps create healthier bodies, hearts, minds and lifestyles.

It translates science into language for the general consumer and is based on interviews with leading scientists and more than 25 scholarly research publications. It is authored by Dr JB Smith of Indiana University, Pennsylvania.

Lachocki is a passionate advocate for the industry, and believes this book should be used as a sales tool for all spa retailers and pool builders.

“Prior to this, our industry had not had the science that explains how hot tubs improve our health, and the benefits had not been communicated to society,” he says.

This well-written and beautifully illustrated book has six chapters, with a bibliography of scientific references, scientific charts and colour photographs.

The 36-page, four-colour book is available at for $US10.95 per book. Quantity discounts are available by contacting

SPLASH! has some copies of Hot Water & Healthy Living to give away.

For a chance to win, email: In the subject line write “SPLASH! Online Competition – Hot Water & Healthy Living”. In the body of the email write how many scholarly research publications formed the basis of the publication. In the body of the message also include your name and address.


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